Dispute over competition regulation seen as debate over democracy

The link between market competition and democracy is creating an intellectual tug-of-war between progressives and their conservative counterparts.

Neill Averitt

The great fashion-model conspiracy

The antitrust profession thinks of labor cases as a recent policy innovation. But on the important topic of wage collusion, they date back several decades, at least to the Federal Trade Commission’s memorable case against the great fashion-model conspiracy of 1993.

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Qualcomm ruling sets off reverberations beyond antitrust law

Federal judge Lucy Koh’s ruling on May 21 for the Federal Trade Commission in its case accusing Qualcomm of illegally monopolizing the modem chip market is setting off reverberations that extend...

Hawley pushes privacy bills to bolster FTC enforcement powers

While lawmakers negotiate the details of a draft of sweeping privacy legislation, Senator Josh Hawley has introduced two bills that would beef up the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to protect...

Presidential candidates pitch progressive antitrust solutions to farmers

Wisconsin. Iowa. Michigan. Pennsylvania. Ohio. As the 2020 election drum beats on, it’s clear Democrats will need to flip some of these states to win the presidency. And in an attempt to reach...

Proposal taking aim at oil cartel gaining steam again

Legislation that empowers the Justice Department to pursue antitrust enforcement against the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, its member states and state-owned oil companies is...

Merger of textbook publishers reflects long-standing market shift

The Trump administration, which hasn’t been bashful about going after so-called unfair practices in higher education, will likely have a say about a proposed merger that some believe could raise...

Man with a mission: Golin takes on big tech in children’s privacy fight

Josh Golin, executive director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, never planned on becoming an advocate for protecting children from the multibillion dollar marketing industry.